During the current period of instructional continuity during the global COVID-19 epidemic, many publishers and providers are offering temporary or enhanced access to online resources.
Due to the fluidity of the current information environment and the different ways in which providers are offering enhanced access, please note that many of the resources below will not appear in HoyaSearch, A-Z Databases list, or Research & Course Guides. Please consult these sources for access to our regular, extensive collection of remotely accessible online resources.
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Annual Reviews has opened all of their content to all users through April 30, 2020 with a possible extension at that time.
A&AePortal has opened all of their content (ebooks, image search, and coursepacks) to all Georgetown users through June 16, 2020.
BCC Research provides objective, unbiased measurement and assessment of market opportunities with detailed market research reports. Reports span multiple disciplines including Life Sciences, Materials, Commerce, Sensors, Environment and Sustainability, and more.
To access content, users must visit (using the link above), and in the top right corner select “member login.” A window will pop up, where you will select “IP Authenticate.”
The Berliner Philharmoniker has opened up free access to their Digital Concert Hall, a platform for historic concerts. Users must register for a free account before March 30, 2020 using the coupon code BERLINPHIL. Access lasts for 30 days after registration and does not require cancellation.
Bloomsbury has opened their "Bloomsbury Collections" ebook content. Composed of over 10,000 ebooks, the Collections cover a wide-variety of disciplines and time periods. Bloomsbury Collections delivers instant access to quality research and provides libraries with a flexible way to build eBook collections across the humanities and social sciences. See also, Drama Online entry below.
Brepols has made available (1) journal backfiles of 45 online journals in medieval studies, theology, and other humanities fields (coverage is inception - 2011), (2) over 1,600 monographs in medieval studies and other humanities fields published in 2017 or earlier. Books and journals can be browsed or keyword searched.
Cambridge University Press has offered extended access to reference materials (Cambridge Companions, Cambridge Histories, and Cambridge Elements) through May 2020.
CNKI (Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure) has made available additional content: (1) Research Papers on Covid-19 (English Abstracts, Chinese full text), (2) Ebooks related to COVID-19 (Chinese), (3) English-language Chinese news sources: People's Daily, China Daily, and the National Health Commission of the PRC. Note this content is in addition to the Library's existing CNKI subscription.
DeGruyter and their publishing partners (including university presses from Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Rutgers, the University of Chicago, Yale, the University of California, and others) have generously provided access to over 75,000 DRM-free ebook titles. The ebooks span a variety of academic disciplines and cover a wide range of time periods, from the 1650s up to 2016.
Please note that content will continue being added over the upcoming weeks until all 75,000 titles are available.
A rich collection of scripts, video/audio performances, articles on theater craft and background material on over 2,000 plays, ranging from Greek tragedy to the present day. From Bloomsbury.
Duke University Press has generously unlocked large portions of their electronic platform. Collections opened include: e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection (2700+ ebooks), e-Duke Journals Scholarly Collection (over 30+ prominent social sciences and humanities journals), and more.
In addition to opening their main platform, Duke University Press has also opened their content hosted by Project Euclid. Mainly focusing on mathematics, these resources include: the Euclid Prime Collection, MSP on Euclid, and the Duke Mathematical Journal and DMJ 100.
The Harvard Business Publishing Collection includes Harvard Business Review’s complete catalog of e-books. The collection consists of over 600 electronic works--that include 400+ monographs, newly published e-books, seminal works, and 150+ article compilations of the HBR. Subjects covered include Business Communication, Career Development, Finance, Strategic Planning, Skill Development, and more.
JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments) has opened their Science Education modules through June 15, 2020. Aside from modules previously subscribed, Georgetown University Library has registered for this access.
JSTOR has generously opened up many of their Journals and Primary Source collections. While much of the open content overlaps with our licensed entitlements, there is still a large amount of newly available material available to our users.
Kanopy is opening streaming video access from some content partners (First Run Features, Samuel Goldwyn, Collective Eye Films, FilmRise and more) until April 12, 2020. More content partner partners are expected to be added over the coming days. Additionally, the entirety of The Great Courses series from The Teaching Company are available.
Maruzen International, a Japanese e-book pubilsher for academic institutions, has opened their entire platform of academic materials. The collection consists of over 50,000 (mostly Japanese language) titles spread across a variety of material types and subjects. The collection includes reference works, study-aids, textbooks, magazines, generalized subject inductions, and more.
MIT Press Direct is the best way for libraries to offer MIT Press eBooks to their patrons. Libraries can access the complete collection, with more than 2,500 eBooks and approximately 175 added each year, or subject-specific collections. Key subject areas covered in the complete collection include art and architecture, biomedical sciences, business and finance, computer science, cognitive science, design, education, environment, game studies, humanities, information science, linguistics, neuroscience, new media, philosophy, and social sciences.
Curated by the Internet Archive, the National Emergency Library is a collection of over a million ebooks that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed. While all titles are freely available to read, some may require an Internet Archive account to access. Please see the National Emergency Library FAQ if you have questions.
Numerique Premium, a scholarly publisher of primarily French and English texts, has opened their entire ebook collection for trial evaluation. The Numérique Premium catalogue gives access to 3,500 titles that you can filter by collection, type of books, historical period, publisher, publication date, etc. The full text is accessible online via an integrated PDF reader. For publishing policies' reasons, file download is currently not allowed.
Oxford University Press is providing temporary access to course textbooks (up to 7) hosted on the RedShelf platform through May 20, 2020. (See related entry: RedShelf Textbooks below). Note: Individual students must register for a free RedShelf account and select the individual textbooks for online access.
Many Project Muse participating publishers have made scholarly content freely available. Publishers included thus far include: Johns Hopkins Press, OSU Press, University of Nebraska Press, UNC Press, Temple University Press, and Vanderbilt University Press. More publishers are expected to be added. As of now, there are over 20,000 available ebooks from a wide variety of academic publishers.
The Royal Society has removed their paywall to all journal content. Journals opened include all of the Philosophical Transactions sections, Proceedings sections, Interface Journals, Biology Letters, as well as other scholarly materials. For a ful list see this link.
A comprehensive electronic guide to federal, state, local and international public documents, spanning over 200 years of publication, in a single searchable database. Contains two types of records, full bibliographic records and brief records comprised of index terms or pointers to public documents accumulations or catalogs.
The Library has contacted all major textbook publishers used by GU instructors with information provided by the Bookstore to see whether students may access digital versions of books they had already purchased in hard copy. The responses are compiled in this spreadsheet, Publisher Textbook Access Assistance, which the Library will continue to update as they receive further responses.
Cambridge University Press has opened access to their HTML textbooks (over 700) through the end of May 2020.
RedShelf is opening up free access to up to 7 textbooks from a subset of their publishers through May 25, 2020. Individual students must register for a free RedShelf account and select the individual textbooks for online access. Students should refer to the Information for Students help guides for more information.
VitalSource is opening up free access to up to 7 textbooks from a subset of their publishers through May 25, 2020. Individual students must register for a free VitalSource account and select the individual textbooks for online access. Students should refer to the help guides for students for more information.
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